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By Lori Lach,Catherine Parr,Kirsti Abbott

ISBN-10: 0199544638

ISBN-13: 9780199544639

ISBN-10: 0199592616

ISBN-13: 9780199592616

Comprising a considerable a part of dwelling biomass in the world, ants are indispensable to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. greater than 12,500 species were defined to this point, and it's anticipated that maybe as many nonetheless look forward to category.

Ant Ecology explores key ecological concerns and new advancements in myrmecology throughout a number scales. The publication starts off with an international standpoint on species range in time and house, and examines interactions on the neighborhood point earlier than describing the inhabitants ecology of those social bugs. the ultimate part covers the hot ecological phenomenon of invasive ants: how they stream around the globe, invade, impact ecosystems, and are controlled by means of people. each one bankruptcy hyperlinks ant ecology to broader ecological ideas, offers a succinct precis, and discusses destiny study instructions. useful facets of myrmecology, purposes of ant ecology, debates, and novel discoveries are highlighted in textual content bins in the course of the quantity. The booklet concludes with a synthesis of the present country of the sector and a glance at fascinating destiny learn instructions. The large reference checklist and whole thesaurus are precious for researchers, and people new to the field.

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